Professional team

We have the experience, determination and passion, working collaboratively with our clients to create and manage their wealth.

Our team of advisors are accessible and responsive and are equipped to manage complex business structures, requirements and deliverables across a range of industry sectors. They are dedicated to delivering a premium service to clients that achieves their commercial and personal goals.

Our experts

Associate partners

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Aiyaz Gaffar

Associate partner, Business Services

With over 15 years’ experience specialising in the Property Development and Construction industry, Aiyaz advises clients on tax effective planning, structuring, accounting, and business advisory services.

Aiyaz is a passionate Associate Partner who thrives when working with large, intricate business groups, establishing boutique solutions which best suit the business’ circumstances.

Aiyaz focuses on providing pragmatic and effective advice to his clients on business and succession planning, restructuring, estate planning and business advisory services across the business life cycle.

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Andy Ting

Associate partner, Business Services

Andy is an experienced business adviser who enjoys working with business owners and high-net-worth clients with complex group structures to develop tailored commercial solutions for their business and life circumstances.

Andy has extensive experience in working with clients from industries including development and construction, property investment, durable goods with national distribution centres and an international presence, and consumer goods wholesaling.

Andy’s focus is providing practical advice to clients, whether it be restructuring, planning, or advising throughout a business’ life span.

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Gerard Chilcott

Associate Partner, Growth Advisory

A former Senior Manager with KPMG Enterprise, Gerry has over 15 years experience within the Finance sector. Holding a Masters in Applied Finance, a Bachelor of Business and both CPA and CAANZ accreditations, Gerard has worked with a diverse range of clientele and sectors, proving his array of knowledge. 

Gerry’s respected expertise in Business Operations and Strategy saw him dedicating 12 months to working on the creation of offshore strategies for a major multinational professional services network and member of the Big Four, including a 3-month secondment to Bangalore to train and manage the newly created operations team.   

A special interest in preparing and capitalising on business valuations also saw Gerard seconded to Puma to assist in the $1 billion acquisition of Neumann Petroleum and Ausfuel in 2013.  More recently, Gerry assisted a group of clients to successfully achieve their exit strategy with the sale of their business to a Listed entity.

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Ian Kilner

Associate partner, Business Services

A former Senior Manager with KPMG Enterprise, Ian has over 15 years’ experience in public practice advising clients on tax effective restructures & re-organisations, income tax and accounting advice, specialising in Asian in-bound investment in the coal mining and property sectors and including in-depth knowledge of international tax matters.

Ian also has extensive experience across a diverse group of industries, including civil engineering, property development and construction, mining services, wholesalers, gymnasiums and high-net-worth family groups.

Ian’s drive is to understand a client’s business and the industry it falls within intimately, therefore having the skill and perspective to encourage clients to think differently and strategically about their business.

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Murray Schluter

Associate Partner, Business Services

Murray is an experienced advisor who enjoys working with business owners and high-net-worth clients with complex group structures to develop tailored commercial solutions for their business and life circumstances.

Murray has extensive experience in working with clients from a range of industries including development & construction and property investment with a focus on advising clients on effective planning, structuring, accounting and business advisory services.

Senior associates

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Stanley Sze

Senior Associate, Business Services

With over 15 years’ experience in public practice, Stanley has lengthy, invaluable expertise reaching a broad range of clientele, including industries such as medical, legal, engineering, construction and property development.

Stanley is a Certified Practising Accountant who, having graduated accounting with Honours, is a current member of the International Honour Society. His ability to grow his experience and apply it to a great range of situations within accounting, taxation and consulting services is a noticeable strength.

Stanley has a special interest of working directly with clients to solve complex issues and maximise value in all situations.

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Tammy Waite

Senior Associate, Business Services

With over 20 years in the industry as a qualified CPA, Tammy applies her extensive knowledge and experience to her clientele specialising in, but not limited to, property development and construction, medical, retail and real estate.

As a Senior Associate within the firm, Tammy has worked closely with a diverse range of clients whom she is motivated to assist through the growth cycles and challenges which business incur.

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Sharon Aguiar

Senior Associate, Business Services

Sharon is a highly skilled senior business advisor based in Brisbane with over 15 years of experience within the industry. Her attention to detail and eagerness to continuously learn and challenge her skill base is what makes Sharon a highly respected member, mentor and manager of the HMW Group team.

Holding a strong understanding of accounting principles, Sharon thrives in tailoring and translating solutions for individuals and small to medium businesses.

Sharon is known for her ability to connect with clients and understand their needs, providing on time, accurate and quality work.

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Tracey Holtum

Senior Associate, Business Services

A former Partner of Ham & Partners, Tracey has over 35 years’ public practice experience, the last 12 of which have seen HMW Group clients benefit from her expertise in business advisory and income tax and accounting advice.

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, Tracey has experience across a range of industries, with a special interest in property development and construction, medical, and small to medium enterprise. 

Tracey’s focus is on developing an intimate understanding of her client’s businesses and industries, developing long lasting relationships along the way.

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Casey Robinson

Senior Associate, Research

A Senior Associate of Research at HMW Real Estate Advisory, Casey has a Graduate Diploma in Economics and is a member of the Australian Property Institute. She has over 16 years’ experience in the property industry, including more than 12 years in a property research capacity. She previously held State and National Director roles at M3 Property.

Casey solidifies her position as an important team member of HMW Real Estate Advisory by conducting timely and insightful research. Her special interests include exploring current and emerging demographic, economic and property market trends. She produces well-regarded industry white papers and insights for HMW Real Estate Advisory’s clients.

Casey assists clients with property market research in various property sectors and she is experienced at producing supply and demand studies and catchment analyses for proposed business and property ventures.

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Joseph Bussa

Senior Associate, Graduate Valuer and Analyst

Joseph is an Analyst within HMW Real Estate Advisory (part of the HMW Group). Joseph has a Diploma of Business and is currently completing his Bachelor of Property Economics / Bachelor of Business (Finance), with expected completion in 2024. He is also a licensed real estate agent. He has previous experience working in a mortgage consulting firm where he was responsible for the preparation of loan applications and submissions, management of the end-to-end loan process, arranging valuations, and lender pricing requests.

Joseph assists the team by collecting and analysing market information, maintenance of database, preparation of market overviews, and report preparation. He works across all major property sectors, including office, retail, industrial, residential, health and aged care, and tourism and leisure as well as the alternative property sectors.

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Robert Kampe

Senior Analyst

Rob is a Senior Analyst within HMW Real Estate Advisory (part of the HMW Group). He provides a broad range of property advice, portfolio valuation management services, investment and project analysis financial advice, highest-and-best-use assessments, family court valuations and valuations for duty and superannuation purposes.

He started his career with LandMark White and expanded the Brisbane team to 15 valuers by 2019. He worked as a Senior Property Officer at Ipswich City Council, then as a Property Advisor at Inland Rail.

From 2021 to early 2024, Rob worked for JLL as a Senior Valuer, covering residential, rural residential, family law, and prestige valuations in the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, and Brisbane Valley regions. His impressive work experience brings remarkable and extensive knowledge within the team.

Senior advisors

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Maggie Wong

Senior Advisor, Business Services

Known for her valued client relationships and communication skills, Maggie’s clients benefit from her passion for open communication and strong interest for small and medium businesses.

With a Masters in Professional Accounting and CA Accreditation, Maggie’s 13 years of experience allows her to deliver on precise and in depth consulting and professional services. Specialising in the healthcare industry, she provides clients with invaluable information to maximise financial benefit. 

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Bridget Yu

Senior Advisor, Business Services

Bridget is an enthusiastic and highly skilled Senior Business Services Advisor with ample experience within the accounting industry. Through her dedication of further education, Bridget holds a Masters in Advanced Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts.

Bridget’s areas of special interest are business advisory services and effective and precise tax planning and structuring. Within these fields, Bridget can gain an in-depth understanding of a client’s business and provide tailored professional advice and strategies.

Bridget also holds immense knowledge and experience in successfully dealing with various matters regarding QBCC Licences.

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Jamie Spragg

Senior Advisor, Business Services

A Senior Business Advisor and Business Analyst with HMW Group, Jamie holds over 20 years’ experience within the industry. With a dedication to his education, Jamie is a Chartered Accountant who holds a Bachelor of Business Commerce, Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Business Administration.

Jamie is a dedicated team member with extensive communication skills which prove invaluable when conversing with a wide range of clientele. Jamie’s business passion lies within the in-depth attention to detail required to prepare financial models, forecasts and business valuations.

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Melinda Evans

Senior Advisor, Business Services

Melinda is an enthusiastic and adaptive member of HMW Group, with 3 years’ experience in Public Practice Accounting heightened by her dedication to her furthered Chartered Accountant studies.

Whilst broadening her Taxation and Business Advisory knowledge over a wide range of industries, Melinda’s area of special interest is understanding each facet within small business to assist clients in exploring their current and future goals.

Melinda also holds an assistive role on the continuous streamlining of internal processes for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

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Mikaela Green

Senior Advisor, Business Services

A Senior Advisor and Certified Practising Accountant with over 7 years’ experience in public practice, Mikaela’s clients benefit from her dedication to providing pragmatic and effective advisory and business planning services across a broad range of industries including property development and construction, fitness, and professional services.

Mikaela is particularly skilled in tax and accounting, cash flow management and Xero and Cloud integrations, and specialises in providing tailored solutions to franchises, high-turnover private business and high-net-worth individuals and family groups.

Advisors

Brieanna Fuller

Brieanna Fuller

Advisor, Business Services

Brieanna is a Business Service Advisor located at our Maroochydore office. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has 4+ years industry experience ranging from liquidation & insolvency, audit and now business services.

Thanks to her previous position as an Assistant Manager with KPMG’s external audit division, she brings critical thinking and problems-solving skills which were honed during her experience with banking and aviation clients.

Brieanna is an adaptive and professional advisor, who is dedicated to building strong relationships with existing clients and making new ones along the way.

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George Moutafis

Advisor, Business Services

As a business service advisor, George tailors his strategies and advice to fulfill the needs of clients’ through a dynamic and everchanging environment.

He has a strong dedication to building lasting client relationships and upholding best practice which makes him an invaluable asset to the firm.

George has studied a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Certified Public Accountant. He also has a special interest in construction & property development, manufacturing, professional services & retail. These areas motivate him as he continues to grow his professional presence in the private sector.

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Jack Suchting

Advisor, Business Services

Jack is a skilled member of our Business Services and Corporate Finance team. Jack completed his Bachelor of Business and Law degree with a major in Accounting, which has given him a strong foundation in accounting principles and tax law.

Dedicated to professional development, Jack is currently working towards his CPA certification to enhance his expertise in the industry and stay abreast of the latest developments in accounting practices and tax regulations. Having worked with diverse clients in various industries, such as services, waste management and property construction, Jack brings a fresh sense of experience to our team.

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James Constantin

Advisor, Business Services

James Constantin is a dedicated and results-oriented Business Services Advisor with a strong passion for implementing innovative software solutions. With 1.5 years of valuable experience in the field, James is known for his commitment to excellence and industry knowledge.

James embarked on his professional journey after successfully completing a Bachelor of Accountancy, laying a solid foundation for his career in the financial services sector. Currently pursuing Chartered Accountancy, James continues to enhance his expertise and stay at the forefront of industry trends and regulations.

James is versatile and capable of working across a broad spectrum of industries. His diverse experience has enabled him to develop a holistic understanding of various business sectors, allowing him to provide tailored solutions to his clients.

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Jane Liang

Advisor, Business Services

Jane is a seasoned Business Services Advisor with a four-year track record in the field. Her expertise extends to a wide array of financial matters, but she specialises in taxation and tax planning.

Jane’s comprehensive understanding of the intricate Australian tax landscape has been instrumental in helping her clients navigate complex financial situations with ease and precision. She is currently in pursuit of the CPA professional certification, which serves as a testament to her commitment to delivering the highest quality service and advice to her clients.

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Mabel Chen

Advisor, Business Services

With a diverse background spanning multiple facets of finance, Mabel brings a wealth of experience to the table. Over the past few years, she honed her skills across various roles.

Her journey began as a graduate tax accountant, then transitioned into SMSF administrator, and found her stride as a commercial and equipment finance broker.

Mabel’s special interest lies in commercial lending, credit/financial report analysis, cashflow projection for start-up business, SMSF set-up & management. Her ability to leverage diverse skill sets can deliver optimal tailored financial solutions and her extensive background afforded her a unique outlook and understanding of how different businesses operate.

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Madison Feneck

Advisor, Business Services

Having completed her final year of a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, Madison provides a fresh perspective of accounting services in a fast-paced environment.

As a young professional, she has a keen eagerness to learn and gain broad experience from a wide range of clients and the expertise of senior employees in HMW Group.

Madison is also a motivated and organised individual having received her Xero certification while completing her university studies and working at HMW Group.

Marcus Moutafis

Marcus Moutafis

Advisor, Business Services

Marcus Moutafis is an accomplished Business Services Advisor with 3 years of industry experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, specialising in Accounting. One of his most notable career highlights includes his dedication to ongoing professional development as he actively pursues his CPA qualification. Marcus’s relentless work ethic sets him apart from his peers, and he constantly strives to expand his knowledge and skillset to provide exceptional service to his clients.

In his career, Marcus has excelled in various industries, including logistics, construction, and IT. His deep understanding of these sectors allows him to offer tailored solutions and advice to clients in these specialised fields. With a strong foundation in accounting and a commitment to continuous improvement, Marcus is a valuable asset in the business services team, helping his clients navigate the complexities of their respective industries and achieve their financial goals.

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Nick Aliyev

Advisor, Business Services

Nick is an experienced Business Services Advisor with over 8 years of comprehensive accounting expertise across diverse industries including manufacturing, retail, hospitality, finance, and insolvency. A former insolvency practitioner, Nick specialises in client advisory on taxation, solvency, and growth and he is proficient in financial analysis, modelling, and market analysis for investment purposes.

Nick is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a proud recipient of a Government grant for his master’s degree in Agribusiness at The University of Queensland, and he brings a track record of optimising financial outcomes for businesses with him to HMW Group. Notably, Nick’s multifaceted commercial experience, coupled with his experience as a business owner himself, drives his commitment to his clients and makes him a valuable asset to the team.

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Priska Lie

Advisor, Business Services

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Priska’s 14+ years experience in taxation and accounting experience covers a variety of industries including finance, retail, construction and architecture.

Supporting both the HMW Group senior management team and a number of clients within high paced and ever-changing business cycles, Priska offers solutions and provides strategies & implementation advice to create streamlined operations and processes.

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Sam Proctor

Advisor, Business Services

Sam is an enthusiastic and motivated advisor at HMW Group who holds a Bachelor of Accounting is currently finalising his studies to become a Chartered Accountant. 

With 2 years of experience in public practice, Sam specialises in tax accounting and Self-Managed Super Fund compliance and has a rounded understanding of the needs of businesses and individuals.  He is passionate about supporting clients to understand their financial position, encouraging and informing them with solutions and strategies to manage and assist in continued growth.

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Thomas Dudley

Advisor, Business Services

With over three years of experience, Thomas is an adaptive and professional member of HMW Group specialising in industries pertaining to small businesses, property and investment, and the primary sector.

In attaining his Chartered Accountant Qualification and Xero Certification, Thomas has proficient skills in tax accounting & advisory and Xero integrations which allows him to assist clients to achieve their short and long term financial goals.

Having recently moved from New Zealand, Thomas also has a strong understanding of international tax systems and is adept in advising clients with overseas investment interests.

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Tomas Ross

Advisor, Business Services

Tomas has a depth of industry knowledge in freight & construction and property investment & development. He has a keen interest in self-managed superannuation funds, cryptocurrency tax, and residential & commercial property tax.

Tomas is a quick and attentive learner having completed a Dual Bachelor of Commerce and Business Management. He is currently studying to become a Certified Public Accountant and applies his fresh perspective to the firms’ collaborative work environment.

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Zain Isai

Financial Analyst

Zain is a highly skilled and driven financial analyst, who holds a Bachelor of Business with a major in finance, as well as a Bachelor of Property Economics. Zain’s educational background has equipped him with a solid foundation in financial analysis, property valuation, and investment analysis, and he is committed to applying this knowledge in the corporate finance industry.

During his undergraduate work with HMW Group over the past three years, Zain has gained valuable practical experience in the field, specifically in financial modelling and data analysis. His strong analytical skills and attention to detail have proven to be a valuable asset in any project he has undertaken. Zain is also an excellent communicator, making him an ideal candidate to work collaboratively with project teams.

Consultants

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David Cook

Consultant, Wholesale Investment

David has over 25 years of experience in financial markets. He worked as an equities and options advisor for well-known firms like CSFB, Morgans, and Wilsons, as well as raising funds for other wholesale investment opportunities. David’s primary skills include stakeholder management, connecting fund raisers with capital, and finding investment opportunities for astute investors. He has a track record of successfully establishing and preserving relationships with clients and colleagues.

David is a passionate sport follower, particularly cricket, and was a member of the Queensland Cricketers’ Club Board for eighteen years, including the last four as President.

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Heidi Le Vesconte

Consultant, Business Services

With 4 years’ experience within the industry, also having achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Business, majoring in Accountancy, Heidi’s dedication to continually evolve and expand the depth of her knowledge is a testament to her work ethic. 

A Business Services Consultant within the HMW Group Firm, Heidi’s ability to form strong client relationships, resolving in open and strategic communication, is a skill which clients take comfort in.

Heidi’s experience predominantly lies within the building and construction industries, enforced by a special interest in property, however she currently services a broad spectrum of clientele.

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Leon Leong

Consultant, Business Services

With over 17 years’ experience within the Finance industry, Leon is a highly skilled and respected Business Services Advisor within HMW Group.

Speaking fluent Cantonese and Mandarin, his blended cultural knowledge and understanding of regulations provides great value to a wide range of clientele and industries. Whilst specialising his work within building, construction and development, retail and individual tax affairs Leon has a special interest in all small and medium enterprises.

Leon is a team player who delivers on deadlines, provides precise and in-depth work whilst holding valuable communication skills.

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Paul Coffey

Consultant, Business Services

As a Senior Associate at HMW Group, Paul manages and mentors a team of junior accountants and reports directly to the firm’s Partners. His extensive knowledge has allowed him invaluable experience and exposure to a diverse range of industries where he adapts his advice to maximise value for each client.

Paul delivers business advisory and taxation advice specialising in but not limited to property construction and development, waste management and business consulting.  Paul also has a special interest in guiding clients to transition to Cloud Technology and assisting with implementation to see their businesses optimising efficiency and processes. 

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Paul Feng

Consultant

Paul has been with HMW Group for over 13 years, beginning with a full-time position and moving towards a consultation role. Paul holds both Business Commerce and Economics degrees, as well as both CPA and CA status.

Specialist areas where Paul holds an invaluable skill set include private lending/finance, IT, property development/investment, building and construction, waste management and scrap metals. Throughout Paul’s career a notable accomplishment is assisting the Australian Taxation Office with a number of audits which have each achieved favourable outcomes.

Graduates & Under Graduates

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Connor Muscat

Undergraduate, Business Services

Connor is an Undergraduate Business Services Advisor at HMW Group, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Finance and International Business. In his time at the University, he has shown a strong commitment to his studies and has developed various analytical and management skills from previous roles that he can bring to the team.

Connor is a highly driven individual, who has a strong passion for financial analysis, investment analysis and valuations. He aims to bring unique perspectives and provide innovative solutions to problems, ensuring professional support to both staff and clients.

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Karan Sivia

Graduate, Business Services

With a solid foundation in accounting from the University of Queensland, Karan set out on a path defined by dedication and excellence. He honed his skills in corporate tax, gaining invaluable insights into the intricacies of financial management. He was nominated as Employee of the Year after being acknowledged for his exceptional contribution and continuous dedication to providing excellent customer service.

Karan’s career spans from various industries, delivering exceptional results and his passion lies in working closely with privately owned businesses and individuals, where he strives to maximise value and create lasting connections to clients.

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Tom McCarthy-James

Undergraduate, Business Services

Tom is a determined Undergraduate Business Services Advisor at HMW Group, currently completing a Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics. His strong academic performance and prior experience make him an asset to the team.

With skills in financial management and a keen interest in analysis and modelling, Tom is equipped to tackle various complex challenges. He can confidently provide solutions to a diverse range of clients with his strong attention to detail and understanding of tax accounting.

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